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6 Reasons to Take a Spring Vacation in the Smoky Mountains

Scenic photo of the Smoky Mountains from a cabin in Gatlinburg TN
February 6, 2023

Winter is almost at its end, and we couldn’t be more excited! There are so many great things to do during a spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains. To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we have put together a list of 6 reasons to take a spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Hiking Opportunities

One of the many historical builldings along the Cades Cove Loop Road

Springtime is the perfect time of year to enjoy some hiking on the trails at Smoky Mountain National Park! The snow of the winter has melted away and the heat of the summer has not yet arrived. This time of year offers ideal hiking conditions for everyone. You’ll find the gorgeous spring wildflowers have started to bloom also which adds to the beautiful scenery.

2. Spring Events

Gatlinburg is packed with special events to celebrate the arrival of spring! Bring the entire family out for Smoky Mountain traditions such as the Great Smoky Easter Arts & Craft Show, Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, and more! The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts show hosts local artists at the Gatlinburg Convention Center where their unique handmade gifts are displayed. You will find guest craftspeople from all over the United States featured. You can even purchase some of the pieces on display! The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual event that focuses on bringing people together with shared interests. People are educated on natural history, biology, ecology, conservation, and land management.

3. Outdoor Adventures

couple ziplining in the mountains

The cabins from Alpine Chalet Rentals are just minutes from the many outdoor adventures in the Gatlinburg area! Choose from exciting activities such as ziplining, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, bike riding, hiking, and whitewater rafting.

4. Scenic Drives

Take a scenic drive around Gatlinburg and the surrounding area to check out some of the region’s beautiful scenery and historic structures. There is plenty to do and see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Some of the best drives in the area include the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cades Cove Loop, and Newfound Gap Road.

5. Amusement Parks and Attractions

bright colored flowers at Dollywood in shape of a butterfly

Spring is the best time to visit some of East Tennessee’s highly-rated amusement parks and attractions! Check out Dollywood as they celebrate popular spring festivals like the Festival of Nations and Barbeque & Bluegrass. Enjoy a trip on the Aerial Tramway up to Ober Gatlinburg. Try out the Gatlinburg Sky Lift or enjoy a round of mini golf.

6. Cabin Amenities

We offer lots of amenities in your cabin during your spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains! Enjoy the fresh spring air and scenery as you relax on your private deck and soak in your cabin’s hot tub. Some of our cabins are also pet friendly if you are considering bringing your furry friend on vacation. Most of our cabins are WiFi access as well!

You won’t find a better place to stay on your next spring vacation in the Smoky Mountains than in one of our cabins. Have all of these wonderful benefits made you ready for your visit? Reserve one of our cabins today for a vacation you won’t forget anytime soon!